Top 10 Best Universities in Asia

Discover the top 10 universities in Asia based on the QS Asia University Rankings.

Launched today, the QS Asia University Rankings 2020 is comprised of 550 universities, with 68 new entrants featured in the index this year.

The rankings are compiled using 11 indicators, each weighted according to their importance in the index.

QS Asia Rankings 2020: Top 10

  1. National University of Singapore (NUS) – Singapore
  2. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Singapore
  3. The University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong (SAR)
  4. Tsinghua University – Mainland China
  5. Peking University – Mainland China
  6. Zhejiang University (ZJU) – Mainland China
  7. Fudan University – Mainland China
  8. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) – Hong Kong (SAR)
  9. KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – South Korea
  10. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) – Hong Kong (SAR)

National University of Singapore (NUS)

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses.

Rankings:

  • #32 in Best Global Universities
  • #2 in Best Global Universities in Asia

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Nanyang Technological University is ranked #38 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Rankings:

  • #38 in Best Global Universities (tie)
  • #3 in Best Global Universities in Asia

The University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong (SAR)

The University of Hong Kong (HKU), is Hong Kong’s oldest tertiary institution, with a history stretching back over a hundred years. The University of Hong Kong is ranked 26th amongst the most respected comprehensive research-led universities in the world.

Rankings:

  • #83 in Best Global Universities (tie)
  • #7 in Best Global Universities in Asia
  • #1 in Best Global Universities in Hong Kong

Tsinghua University – Mainland China

The highest ranked university in mainland China, and the second-highest ranked university in Asia, is Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

Rankings:

  • #28 in Best Global Universities
  • #1 in Best Global Universities in Asia
  • #1 in Best Global Universities in China

Peking University – Mainland China

The oldest higher education institution in China, Peking University was founded in 1898 as a replacement for the ancient Guozijian school (Imperial College).

Rankings:

  • #51 in Best Global Universities (tie)
  • #5 in Best Global Universities in Asia
  • #2 in Best Global Universities in China

Zhejiang University (ZJU) – Mainland China

Into the top five, Zhejiang University is the second-highest ranked university in Mainland China. Zhejiang is one of China’s oldest institutions, dating back to as early as 1897.

Rankings:

  • #135 in Best Global Universities (tie)
  • #16 in Best Global Universities in Asia
  • #5 in Best Global Universities in China

Fudan University – Mainland China

Fudan University was established in 1905 as Fudan Public School. It was the first institution of higher education to be founded by a Chinese persona. The name Fudan is composed of two Chinese characters: fù (“return”) and dàn (“dawn”).

Rankings:

  • #160 in Best Global Universities (tie)
  • #18 in Best Global Universities in Asia
  • #7 in Best Global Universities in China

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) – Hong Kong (SAR)

Established in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is an international research university dedicated to top-notch education and research. Founded on its mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching.

Rankings:

  • #109 in Best Global Universities (tie)
  • #10 in Best Global Universities in Asia
  • #3 in Best Global Universities in Hong Kong

KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – South Korea

Formerly known as the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KAIST was South Korea’s first research-oriented science and engineering institution when it was founded in 1971.

Rankings:

  • #274 in Best Global Universities (tie)
  • #38 in Best Global Universities in Asia
  • #4 in Best Global Universities in South Korea

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) – Hong Kong (SAR)

Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system.

Rankings:

  • #83 in Best Global Universities (tie)
  • #7 in Best Global Universities in Asia
  • #1 in Best Global Universities in Hong Kong

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